Summary and Analysis Act III, Scenes 1-2
Three Woodcutters: Minor characters who comment, in symbolic language, on the progress of the hunt.
The Moon: A symbol of Fate, personified as a woodcutter, who speaks in symbolic, veiled verse.
A Beggar Woman: Although not on the cast listing, she appears suddenly and alludes to impending death. She is Death personified.
A Little Girl: She joins two other little girls onstage in playing with a ball of wool.
The scene opens ominously at night in a forest. This setting represents danger and nature in its unfettered glory. Three woodcutters appear, speaking of the couple—Leonardo and the Bride—escaping on horseback...
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